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1999-09-02 Meeting of the Y2K Remediation Committee.
1999-08-26 NECTEC organized a seminar: "Preparing for Y2K Remediation at the Provincial Level" to inform the Provincial Governor and related organizations about the problems and impact of Y2K, the policies and the progress of Y2K remediation in Thailand and how to prepare a plan for dealing with Y2K problems at the provincial level. Altogether 437 Provincial Governors and Chiefs of Government Organization attended the seminar.
1999-09-01 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs with support from the US government and instructors from KPMG Consultants organized the "Year 2000 Cross-Border Contingency Planning Workshop", which included a presentation on "Setting up a Contingency Plan". Representatives of NECTEC and the different organizations which are members of the Y2K Remediation Sub-Committee attended this workshop and seminar which was being held in the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel.
1999-08-26 NECTEC organized a seminar: "Preparing for Y2K Remediation at the Provincial Level" to inform the Provincial Governor and related organizations about the problems and impact of Y2K, the policies and the progress of Y2K remediation in Thailand and how to prepare a plan for dealing with Y2K problems at the provincial level. Altogether 437 Provincial Governors and Chiefs of Government Organization attended the seminar.
1999-08-23 Meeting of Y2K Remediation Sub-Committee and a press release: "Y2K Remediation Progress at the Critical Organizations" by the Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Trairong Suwankiri and the Y2K Remediation Sub-Committee.
1999-08-16 Meeting with staff from "The Asian Development Bank" (ADB) to exchange information about Y2K remediation progress in Thailand.
1999-08-06 The seventh meeting of the Y2K Sub-committee to prepare legislation to address and reduce the legal impact of the Y2K related issues.
1999-08-05 Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister and the directors of Nectec and NSTDA to check up on EGAT performs the year 2000 roll over date simulation of the control center at the Bangpakong Power Plant.
1999-07-30 NECTEC organized a seminar and a discussion on "Clarification of Y2K Problems in Personal Computers" at the Mahissorn Conference Hall, in the Siam Commercial Bank headquarter building. The purpose was to provide information on Y2K related problems, how to examine the PC and the right methods to solve the problems identified.
1999-07-25 Dr. Arthit Urairat, Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment and vice president of the Y2K Remediation Coordination Committee, presided the Siam Commercial Bank ceremony at the Siam Commercial Bank headquarter, Ratchayothin, in which the bank declared their Y2K Readiness.
1999-07-21 The sixth meeting of the Y2K Sub-committee
1999-07-08 NECTEC organized a seminar at the Century Park Hotel on "Contingency Planning for the Government Agencies" for the government departments and state enterprise members of the CIO (Chief Information Officer). In this seminar they received policy information and instructions on how to make a contingency plan.
1999-07-06 NECTEC organized a national workshop on "Contingency Planning for the Government Agencies" at the Fortune Hotel. The purpose was to advise government department and state enterprise responsibles on how to organize contingency planning for Y2K.
1999-06-30 The fifth meeting of the Y2K Sub-committe.
1999-06-23 The fourth meeting of the Y2K Sub-committee
1999-06-21 A NECTEC representative attended the meeting: "Working Group on Informatics" at the United Nation conference room, New York, USA. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the results of the progress made during the past six months and to prepare the work to be done before the start of the next millenium.
1999-06-16 Meeting of the Y2K Remediation Committee.
1999-06-15 The Department of Industrial Works, NECTEC, and the Industrial Council of Thailand jointly organized a seminar on "Y2K Problems of Industrial Factories" at the Radission Hotel to explain the factory's owners the different approaches to manage Y2K remediation,especially Y2K contingency planning and the legal issues involved.
1999-06-09 Visit of NECTEC to Chachoengsao to check up on the Y2K remediation activities, to investigate evaluate local and provincial readiness and to prepare the organization a seminar for the Provincial Governors.
1999-06-07 The third meeting of the Y2K Sub-committee to prepare and draft the Y2K law.
1999-06-06 NECTEC representative attended the "APEC Y2K Contingency Planning Training Program" at the Grand Central Hotel in Singapore.
1999-05-27 The second meeting of the Y2K Sub-committee to prepare and draft the Y2K law.
1999-05-19 Meeting with Mr. Yoshikai, the Japanese National Y2K Coordinator, at the NSTDA Bldg. to exchange ideas about Y2K remediation in the Supercritical Organization. These organizations are: the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand; the Petrolium Authority of Thailand; the Telephone Authority of Thailand; the Communication Authority of Thailand; the Bank of Thailand; and the Thai Bank Association.
1999-05-18 Mr. Suwit Khunkitti, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science, Technology, and the Environment presided a press conference at NSTDA Bldg. on the progress of Y2K remediation in the government departments.
1999-05-10 The first meeting of the Y2K Sub-committee to prepare and draft the Y2K law. The objective of this law is to reduce the impact of the legal actions among organizations which may be affected by Y2K.
1999-05-03 Mr. Suwit Khunkitti, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science, Technology and the Environment. presented the progress report of the Y2K remediation to the Ministerial Committee for the Economic Policies.
1999-04-30 The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, the Association of Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS-Japan), and the Ministry of Industry jointly organized a seminar on "Y2K Problems In The Industrial Sector" at the Dusit Thani Hotel.
1999-04-09 The First Meeting of the Y2K Supercritical System Subcommittee. Four supercritical groups were identified: the Financial, Banking, and Insurance Group; the Telecomunications and the Transportation Group; Energy Group; and the Social Order Group. Each group was encouraged to speed up their remediation activity and public annoucement of Y2K readiness.
1999-03-22,23 The National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, the Ministry of Public Health and the British Council (Thailand) jointly held a technical seminar "Y2K Contingency Planning for the Medical Sector: Sharing the British Experience" at the NSTDA and the NECTEC, Gypsum Metropolitan Bldg. The seminar's objective was to suggest the appropriate methodology to develop contingency planning for medical systems and equipment, and to exchange knowledge and experiences between the British and Thai experts. Altogether 85 participants from public and private hospitals attended the seminar.
1999-03-04 In a fourth visit as a follow up of the Y2K remediation activities, Mr. Suwit Khunkitti, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science, Technology, and the Environment, and Chairman of the National Y2K Coordinating Committee, attended a joint presentation on Y2K remediation by the Airport Authority of Thailand; the Aeronautical Radio of Thailand; the Department of Aviation; the Customs Department; the Office of the Immigration; and the Office of the Nacotics Control Board.
1999-02-18 NECTEC organized a seminar "Y2K Remediation Project Management: Y2K Reserve Crisis" at the Santi Maitri Bldg., Government House. Two representatives of each government department attended the seminar which had a total of 436 participants.
1999-02-17 In a third visit as a follow up of the Y2K remediation activities, Mr.Suwit Khunkitti, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science, Technology, and the Environment, and Chairman of the National Y2K Coordinating Committee, made an on-site visit and attended the presentation: "Y2K remediation at the Petrolium Authority of Thailand and the Thai International Airways Public Company Ltd."
1999-01-21 The Bank of Asia (Public Company) declared its systems to be Y2K ready.
1999-01-06 CAT declared scheduling for Y2K implementation to be ready
1999-01-06 Visit of Deputy Prime Minister (Mr.Suwit Khunkitti) to check up on Y2K preparedness of TOT & CAT (Super Critical Organization)
1999-01-06 " Visit of Deputy Prime Minister (Mr.Suwit Khunkitti) to see the Y2K preparedness of CAT & TOT." (Press release)

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